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Amaretto Cake

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Ingredients

  • Creamy Amaretto Filling:
  • 1 white cake mix
  • 3/4 cup Amaretto
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • Amaretto Buttercream Icing:
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 pounds confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup Crisco
  • 6 tablespoons amaretto

Details

Servings 12

Preparation

Step 1

Grease and flour two 8" round cake pans.
Pour cake mix into large mixing bowl. Add water, oil and amaretto liqueur. Mix on low until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, and almond extract. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Divide evenly into prepared pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 35-40 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Remove pans to wire racks to cool for 10 minutes. Turn out cakes from pans and cool completely.

Filling:
Mix butter and confectioners sugar until light and fluffy. Add amaretto and beat until smooth.

Buttercream:
Beat butter and Crisco until well blended. Add powdered sugar and amaretto. Beat on low until blended. Beat on medium for 7 minutes.

Assemble cake: Trim cakes. Place one layer on cake plate, cut side up. Spread with filling. Top with second layer, cut side down. Ice cake with buttercream.

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